Solent Conference Centre reopens in £30m new building

Solent Conference Centre has reopened in the new £30m 'The Spark' building, at the heart of Southampton town centre.

Solent Conference Centre
Solent Conference Centre

The futuristic venue is now part of Southampton Solent University’s main campus, offering views of the city’s extensive parks, additional car parking, interactive spaces for meetings, events and celebrations, as well as learning facilities.

The launch event, which was held last week, was a garden party with 200 guests, clients, partners and press in attendance. Guests were greeted with a floral buttonhole and arrival drink, as well as platters of canapés.

Home to four meeting spaces, groups can also meet in the new Atrium, a unique space designed for drinks receptions or small exhibitions. Delegates can also access ‘The Pod’, a full-sized lecture theatre and open top viewing platform with views over the campus’ East Park. Dining onsite is also possible, with The Whitebeam offering a range of food and beverage options.

Amber Webster, conference, events and hospitality manager, said: "The launch event was an overwhelming success with amazing support and compliments shown for the new venue."

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